Our holiday home is situated in the countryside on a dike next to the picturesque river “Het Gein”. A typical Dutch surrounding where you can bike, walk, horse ride or canoe. In the summertime you can swim in the river Het Gein. Nearby are also two golf courses, De Hoge Dijk (18 holes) and Old Course Loenen (9 holes), and there is plenty of water recreation possible on the various waters in our area: Gaasperplas, Loosdrechtse Plassen and Vinkeveense Plassen.
Amsterdam is also nearby: with a bike it takes you 5 minutes to subway station Gein, which takes you in 20 minutes to the city of Amsterdam. With a car you can drive in 5 minutes to the P+R subway station of Gaasperplas, or in 15 minutes to the center of Amsterdam.
In the summerhouse of our farm, which was built in 1865, and situated just 200m from the city border of Amsterdam you will find your holiday home. On the first floor there are 2 bedrooms each with an individual bath room, there is a living and a large kitchen with dining table. The folding doors brings you to the big private garden which gives you a panoramic view to the surrounding pastures with grazing sheep and cows. On the second floor you will find a very spacious loft-like sitting area and large dining table with fire place. There is also a tv with dvd player.
The house has a rich history: until the 60’s the summerhouse was a cattle shed with hay-loft and the farm was leased by various farmers families. Further the land was sold by the Amsterdam municipality to the famous Dutch sculptor Nel van Lith. On the old hay-loft she gave sculptor lessons to our Queen Beatrix (then Princess). From 1995 a garden architect lived here and she designed the English/French garden that is still intact today. Since May 2010 'Het Gein' is situated in the summerhouse.